Question: mapping gene synonyms to uniprot recommended gene name
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6.3 years ago by
juncheng200 wrote:


I'm comparing the expression data of microarray and RNA-seq, but I got a problem about the gene names. A lot of the gene names used in microarray are synonyms, for example AOF2, which in RNA-seq is KDM1A. The gene names in RNA-seq are mostly uniprot recommended names. Is there any way to map the synonyms to the "default" gene names?

The ID mapping in uniprot seams gives me a long list of ID mapping result.

rna-seq microarray gene names • 2.3k views
ADD COMMENTlink modified 6.2 years ago by Richard Smith400 • written 6.3 years ago by juncheng200

This is a perennial issues but the supplier of the microarrays should have resolved the mappings for you. If the data sets are human the HGNC gene names (should be) the default but technically these are not protein names.

ADD REPLYlink modified 7 months ago by RamRS28k • written 6.3 years ago by cdsouthan1.8k
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6.2 years ago by
Richard Smith400
Cambridge, UK
Richard Smith400 wrote:

You could try uploading the list to metabolicMine which contains human gene data. This will search synonyms and should find the official HGNC/NCBI gene symbols. For each entry that matches a synonym rather than an official symbol it will show you what it has matched before you add it to the saved list.

When you've created the list you can download the official gene symbols and see how many were resolved.

ADD COMMENTlink written 6.2 years ago by Richard Smith400

thanks! Also I solve the problem already, hope can help others.

ADD REPLYlink written 6.2 years ago by juncheng200
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